1. Market Research
  2. > Travel and Tourism
  3. > Travel Services Market Trends
  4. > Car Rental

Rent-A-Car Market: Top Industry Reports

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
2 votes

Global Vehicle Renting & Leasing Industry

The vehicle renting & leasing industry is a part of the automotive service sector.

The global car rental sector can be divided into two main categories: insurance replacement rentals and other general rentals. The insurance replacement sector is involved in renting vehicles to people who have lost their own vehicles through accident, breakdown or theft. The general sector encompasses both airport and non-airport segments, and covers companies renting cars mostly to business and leisure travelers.

As the car rental industry is not guided by regulatory standards, it is not tied to generalized business patterns, reports Global Industry Analysts. Companies, therefore, are aiming simply to boost revenue when devising a set of rules to follow. Customers can be at a disadvantage concerning price and service due to the unregulated nature of this system, and tend to research local agencies and consult online offers to find the best rental prices. 

Regional Market Share

The car rental sector continues to record strong growth in developed countries, with the US dominating the global rental industry, followed by the EU and other developed markets, reports Koncept Analytics. Growth potential in emerging markets like Brazil, China, and India bodes well for continued industry development.

IBISWORLD predicts the US car rental market will generate revenue of almost $31 billion in 2012, representing a yearly decline of around 0.5%. It is expected to witness almost 6% expansion in 2012, pointing to a good level of recovery. Larger companies draw on significant marketing budgets to promote brand recognition and relationships with hotels and airlines to increase market share. On the other hand, smaller outfits tend to focus their efforts on a specific market or geographic zone. Market concentration should grow over the next five-year period as smaller outfits merge with other local players.

Brazil’s car rental sector is being fuelled by a growing tourism industry, with increased passenger flow at airports and infrastructure improvements to cater to both domestic and inbound tourism. Another factor favorable to growth in the Brazilian car rental industry is access to long-term financing and growth in the business tourist sector, reports BRICDATA. Obstacles to market growth include inferior infrastructure at airports, and state and local roads. In global terms, Brazil ranks seventh among car manufacturers and tenth in terms of the size of its car fleet.

China’s car rental market is driven by the country’s tourism sector, development of international airports and investment in infrastructure, reports BRICDATA. The majority of the country’s car rental outfits are local companies focusing on a specific geographic region. Many are taxi operators that have moved into the realm of car rental to diversify their business activity. Rising levels of disposable income are also contributing to industry performance. Rising interest rates represent an obstacle to market growth in China.


24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Sam

+1 646 893 5945

1-10 of about 100 reports

Global Car Rental Industry

  • May 2015
    24 pages
  • Car Rental  

  • Europe  


View report >

Car Rental Industry in the US - Forecast

  • January 2017
    55 pages
  • Car Rental  

  • United States  

View report >

Car Rental Industry in the US and France - Forecast

  • September 2015
    5 pages
  • Car Rental  

  • United States  



View report >

Car Rental Markets in the UK - Forecast

  • July 2015
    69 pages
  • Car Rental  

  • United Kingdom  



View report >

Car Rental Industry in United Arab Emirates

  • January 2015
    18 pages
  • United Arab Emi...  

View report >

Airline Industry - Forecast

  • July 2017
    2 pages
  • Airline  

    Car Rental  

  • Europe  


    Russian Federat...  

View report >

Motor Vehicle Industry

  • July 2017
    3 pages
  • Motor Vehicle  

    Car Rental  

View report >

Airport Industry in the US

  • January 2017
    111 pages
  • Airport  

    Car Rental  

  • United States  

    North America  

View report >

Car Rental Forecast Statistics in the US

  • January 2017
    9 pages
  • Car Rental  

  • United States  

View report >

Used Car Markets in the US

  • January 2017
    15 pages
  • Used Car  

    Car Rental  

  • United States  

View report >

Search in Car Rental Industry (About 100 reports)
Parent industry: Travel Services
Related industries: 

About 300 reports

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
(From $ 905 - $ 4950)

Global Car Rental Business Industry

  • $ 4950
  • Industry report
  • June 2017
  • by Global Industry Analysts

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Car Rental Business in US$ Million by the following Types: Car Rental Business by Location (Airport, & Non-Airport), and Car Rental Business by Sector (Leisure, ...

Car Rental In Australia - Industry Market Research Repo ...

May 2017 $ 905

Growth Opportunities In The Global Car Rental Industry

April 2017 $ 4850

Car Rental Market By Type Of Car, And Multi Utility Veh ...

March 2017 $ 3840

Car Rental Market - Global Industry Analysis, Trend, Si ...

March 2017 $ 5795

Car Rental Global Group Of Eight (g8) Industry Guide_20 ...

February 2017 $ 1495

Car Rental Global Industry Guide_2017

February 2017 $ 1495

Car Rental Bric (brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry ...

February 2017 $ 995

Car Rental Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide_2017

February 2017 $ 995

Car Rental North America (nafta) Industry Guide_2017

February 2017 $ 795

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.